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        The History of Ballarat, from the first Pastoral Settlement to the present Time ... Second Edition: With Plans, Illustrations, and original Documents.

      8vo. Original blue-green pictorial cloth blocked in dark green and gold; pp. xx, 362, very large folding chromolithographic birds-eye view, large folding colour lithographic plan, ten facsimiles and 20 lithographic plates (6 tinted), many different historiated initials comprising mostly mining scenes; hinges reinforced; large plate and plan with repaired, tears; evenly a little browned, as usual, otherwise very clean and fresh; provenance: presentation plate, printed in Ballarat for Mr James Oddie, 'Ballarat's Pioneer Digger,' inside front cover. Substantially enlarged, lavishly illustrated edition of a monograph on all aspects of the short history and rapid modernization of Ballarat, established just half a century before the publication of this book. This work tells us everything knowable about the town, the mining industry, architecture, violent upheavals (including the Eureka Stockade Riots), illustrates a Chinese restaurant, reprints old documents and proclamations. Provenance: James Oddie (1824-1911) was a Ballarat pioneer who emigrated in 1849 from England. 'James conducted a foundry in Geelong until August 1851 when gold fever lured him to Buninyong. On 1 September he moved to Golden Point, Ballarat, where as a diggers' representative he protested against the miners' licences. He joined the rushes to Mount Alexander and Bendigo and after varying luck opened a store in 1853 at Smythesdale, where he was among the first to oppose the £50 store licence. He was probably the author of the pamphlet, Laughing a Crime (Melbourne, 1853). In 1854 he moved his store near the Eureka stockade, attended many protest meetings and witnessed what he described as 'the massacre of innocent diggers'. A friend and admirer of Peter Lalor, he later erected his statue at the cost of £2200 in the main street of Ballarat' (Australian Dictionary of Biography). He expanded his local business empire and became first chairman of the Ballarat Municipal Council in 1856-58, remaining true to his liberal and democratic convictions.

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        Du dandysme et de G. Brummell. - Memoranda

      Later edition.Autograph inscription from Jules Barbey D'Aurevilly to Madame Salomon : "... parce qu'il est plus moi que mes autres livres, je vous l'offre...[since it is more like me than my other books, I give it to you...]" What an inscription!With a frontispiece portrait of the author by Martinez.The front free endpaper with the inscription very slightly and partially faded.Autograph inscriptions by Barbey d'Aurevilly on this work are rare and much sought after. % Alphonse Lemerre Paris 1887 9,5x16,5cm broché

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        Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam the Astronomer Poet of Persia Translated into English Verse


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        (Broadside advertising a travelling wax works cabinet). Sehenswerth und lehrreich für Herren, Damen und Kinder! Zu erkennen an der mechanischen Sonne. ENGLISH: Worth seeing and most instructive for Gentlemen, Ladies and Children! To be indentified by the mechanical sun: W. Sühring?s plasto-mechanical popular museum. W. Sühring`s plastisch-mechanisches Volks-Museum.

      Lauban, printed with Carl Goldammer, s.d., but around 1887.. Typographical wall bill with a xylographic illustration advertising a travelling museum of wax works. The illustration shows the booth. Size: 18 x 8 inches. two soft horizontal fold, but in fine condition. Rare wall bill of a little known exhibitor, touring northern Germany in the late 1880s. The ?popular museum? as Sühring calls his exhibition display, consisted of a large variety of mechanised wax-works of historical, contemporary or mythical characters, scenes and figures: An indian snake charmer, the innocent girl at the pillory, little red riding hood?s encouter with the wolf in the forests, a scene from the persecution of jews in czarist Russia, a fire in North American virgin forests, the northpol expedition of the Swedish explorer Nordenskjöld including the hunt for polar bears and whales and more. Most of the displays appear to involve automatic motions, as for example: ?Mademoiselle Blanche, the world famous dancer of the Paris opera, here shown with natural motions of her breasts?.

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        L'après-midi d'un faune

      Third edition illustrated with a frontispiece, a bookplate, florets and a cul-de-lamp First printinging by Edouard Manet.Binding to bradel in full percaline almond green reflections dancing, smooth back, as part of black shagreen with small scratches, wrappers preserved and bound in, contemporary binding.Nice copy of this book looking for drawings of Manet he reproduces (see Clouzot). Léon Vanier Paris 1887 15,5x23,5cm relié

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      First edition on ordinary paper. Contemporary half cloth adorned with arabesques over marbled paper boards, spine with gilt fillets and olive-green shagreen title-piece (repair to edges), marbled pastedowns and endpapers, one lower corner rubbed. Autograph inscription from Guy de Maupassant to monsieur Caron.% Victor-Havard Paris 1887 11,5x18,5cm relié

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        THE MYSTERY OF A HANSOM CAB A startling and realistic story of Melbourne social life. Seventy-fifth thousand. A sensational novel.

      [5]6-230pp plus 2pp adverts. Frontispiece advert for Orient line. Original upper paper cover [lacking lower], housed in quarter blue morocco gilt folding box over black boards. Small octavo. Lacking rear of wrapper. Front of wrapper a little frayed at edges, with small paper loss to corners and a crease to bottom edge. Spine has paper loss to head and heel. Some slight browning and spotting to interior, with some occasional small creasing to interior corners; else, a very good copy of an early edition.

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        Genova (senza titolo)

      1887. Veduta decorativa del porto di Genova, attorniata da elaborata cornice con vedutine di Pisa, Firenze, Milano e Roma. In calce a destra si legge: "Niccola Francesco Benassai Fece a Penna L'Anno 1887"

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        Ueber sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen

      Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1887. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen; Nachtrag zu der Abhandlung über sehr schnelle electrische Schwingungen; Über einen Einfluss des ultravioletten Lichtes auf die electrische Entladung. In: Annalen der Physik 31, neue Folge, 1887, pp. 421-448, 543-544, 983-1000. Leipzig: Johann Ambrosius Barth, 1887. 8vo (209x136 mm). Contemporary cardboard, spine gilt with gilt paper label. Whole volume, viii, 1048 pp., including half title, general title with old library stamp (Gymnasium Ernestinum Gothanum). Interior clean with only minor occasional spotting. A fine copy. ----Dibner Heralds of Science 71; See PMM 377; Norman 1060. - FIRST EDITION of Hertz's first paper on electromagnetic waves, with the second journal publication of his second paper. "When Hertz entered physics in the 1870's, electrodynamics was in a disorganized state. Theories had multiplied in its fifty years of development, and each had its own following... To encourage... the experimental decision between electrodynamic theories Helmholtz proposed through the Berlin Academy of Sciences in 1879 a second prize problem, this one in connection with the behavior of unclosed Circuits in Maxwell's theory... Although at the time Hertz declined to try the Berlin Academy problem... he kept the problem constantly in mind; and in 1886 shortly after arriving in Karisruhe he found that the Riess or Knochenhauer induction coils he was using in lecture demonstrations were precisely the means he needed for undertaking Helmholtz' test of Maxwell's theory... By the end of 1888 he had gone beyond the terms of Helniholtz' problem and had confinned the existence of electromagnetic waves in air... He published a total of nine papers from his electrical researches in Karlsruhe. They drew immediate, widespread recognition.." (DSB). -- In his first paper Hertz described the apparatus that he had devised for the detection and measurement of electromagnetic waves, the key to his later successes. To prove that electrical waves can be projected though space it was necessary to devise a means of both producing the waves and, more difficult at the time, of detecting them once produced. For this Hertz used "an effect as old as the discovery of electricity itself-the electric spark. By inducing the waves to produce an electric spark at a distance, with no apparent connexion between the oscillator and the spark gap, and by moving the sparking apparatus so that the length of the spark varied, he proved beyond question the passage of electric waves through space" (PMIVI). "Hertz's proof was the result of his experimental inventiveness... He regarded his detection device as his most original stroke, since no amount of theory would have predicted that it would work" (DSB). In his paper on ultraviolet light Hertz showed that UV light is alone responsible for the photoelectric effect, an effect which he foresaw as having "profound theoretical meaning for the connection of light and electricity" (op.cit.). The volume also includes papers by Max Planck, W C. Rontgen, R. Bunsen, and others. Near Fine.

      [Bookseller: Milestones of Science Books]
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        Lady Noel Byron and the Leighs: some authentic records of certain circumstances in the lives of Augusta Leigh, and others of her family, that concerned Anna Isabella, Lady Byron, in the course of forty years after her separation. [Edited by Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke, Earl of Lovelace.] Strictly Private. FIRST EDITION.

      Printed for the descendants of Lord & Lady Byron, by William Clowes & Sons. 1887 Half title/limitation leaf; occasional neat pencil notes & underlining. Uncut in orig. pale blue boards, drab spine, paper label; spine a little darkened & hinges a little weak.Wise (Byron) pp111-112. 36 copies printed, of which this is number 2. Inscribed on half title, 'John C. Fox, Goring on Thames. Given to me by Mary Countess of Lovelace, 14 September 1922', and with a further inscription beneath: 'Given to C. Draper by Miss Elsie Fox 1961'. This exceedingly scarce piece of Byroniana (Wise describes it as 'hopelessly unobtainable', noting that 'the larger proportion' of the 36 printed copies were destroyed) belonged, until 1922, to Mary Caroline, Countess of Lovelace. She was married to Ralph Gordon Noel Milbanke, son of William King-Noel, 1st Earl of Lovelace, and Ada Lovelace, Lord Byron's only legitimate daughter. It was given by the Countess of Lovelace to James C. Fox, the noted Byron scholar, and subsequently passed to his daughter, Elsie, who in turn gave it to C. Draper in 1961. A brief letter, paper-clipped on to the leading f.e.p. advises "Christie", i.e. C. Draper, that 'as she [Elsie Fox] gave you the book some years ago it is still yours to do with it as you like best.'. Draper had evidently offered to return the book to the Fox family following the death of Elsie, and this note from Mary Theophilus, Elsie's sister, assures him the book remains his. Milbanke's work forms an attempt to debunk the myths surrounding his grandmother Lady Byron and her sister-in-law Augusta Leigh, and show that their relationship remained one of mutual trust and cordiality.

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        Catalogue des Actes de François 1er. 10 Volumes

      Imprimerie nationale, Paris 1887 - 10 volumes grands in-8, paginations diverses (env. 750 pages par volume), complet. 1887-1908. Couvertures abimées (déchirures, pertes), intérieur sur papier de qualité. "Collection des ordonnances des Rois de France". On y retrouve notamment le mandement de 1534 pour "l'équipement de quelques navires de Bretagne qui doivent accompagner Jacques Cartier dans un voyage qu'il va entreprendre vers les terres neuves pour descouvrir certaines ysles et pays où l'on dit qu'il se doibt trouver grand quantité d'or". Bon exemplaire de travail. [Attributes: Soft Cover]

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      The first edition of each of the volumes, each one of 50 numbered copies on Hollande, the only large paper copies.Half green morocco over marbled paper boards by David, spine in six compartments, wrappers preserved, top edge gilt.  A rare and very handsome large paper set on Hollande in perfectly matched uniform bindings.  Charpentier & Cie Paris 1887-1896 12,5x19cm 9 volumes reliés

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        Harper's Weekly. January to December 1887.

      New York. Harper & Brothers. 1887. Bound illustrated weekly newspaper; 3/4 leather binding 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches; 964 pp. Centerfolds not tipped in. Corners scuffed and bumped; contents overall in very good condition, although some pages have been imperfectly printed and the text has been cropped in the binding. The volume is rich in illustrated material; flaws will be noted. A series relating to industrial progress in what is termed "The New South" is contained in this volume. Articles comprising this illustrated series appear within a given issue or, on occasion, in a supplement. The Series will be described below under the heading The New South with explanatory text indicating the city or state involved and relevant illustrated material. The volume also features illustrations by several Harper's Weekly regulars: Frederic Remington; R. F. Zogbaum; Charles Graham. Brief descriptive terms relating to individual illustrations will be listed after each artist's name. Following the listings for the three artists mentioned above, a final list will provide titles identifying additional illustrated material of interest. Double-page illustrations will be marked DP. The New South--with Focus on Industry: 1) Richmond (Cigarette Factory DP); Danville, Va. (Tobacco Industry DP); Georgia (Augusta--Cotton etc. DP and Atlanta); Alabama (Pig-Iron Furnace Birmingham DP); Raleigh (Turpentine Industry North Carolina DP); Knoxville (Marble Quarry etc. DP); Nashville ("Sketches In and Around" DP plus one page Vanderbilt and Fisk Universities); Alabama (The Capitol Montgomery etc. DP plus Mobile Wharf Scene); Tennessee--Chattanooga District (Coal Mine Interior); New Orleans to Baton Rouge (Louisiana Sugar Plantation DP); Little Rock (City Views DP). Artists: Frederic Remington: "Pima Indians"; "A Quarrel Over Cards"; "Buffalo Dance"; "Horse Race"--two images; "Lodges of Blackfeet" (stains intruding on image); "Burning the Range"; "Training US Troops in Indian Warfare"; "Crow Indians"; "College Football"; "Canadian Mounted Police." R. F. Zogbaum: "The Old Bone Man of the Plains"; "Frontier Horse Auction"; "Thrown--Incident of Cavalry Drill"; "Wheat Harvesting in Dakota"; "The Prairie Letter-Box"; "With A Paymaster Escort" DP; "Graduation Day at West Point" DP; Charles Graham: "Cliff House San Francisco"; "Manitou Colorado" (stain in margin); "Sketches in Utah"; "Protecting the Bluffs at Memphis"; "In Pursuit of Colorow"; "Sketches of Cleveland"; "Views of Memphis Tennessee" DP; "Logging in Michigan"; "Monterey and the Hotel Del Mar" DP; "The City of Denver" DP. (Graham also provided many images for The New South.) Works by miscellaneous Artists: "Lumber Raft"; "Sketches at West Point"; "Veterinary Department: University of Pennsylvania"; "Auditorium Building, Chicago"; "A Cotton Field"; "Racing Yachts"; "Oberlin College"; "University of Minnesota"; "Cycling in England"; "Laying the Electric Subways in NYC"; "Call to Dinner--Logging Camp"; "Princeton College" DP; "Voodoo Dance" DP; "University of Michigan DP"; "Around Cape Ann" DP; "Thrown Out On Second" DP; "Pneumatic Dynamite Torpedo Gun" DP; "America's Cup" DP; "Mt. Desert Maine" DP; "Campobello, New Brunswick" DP. Extensive coverage of President Cleveland and Mrs. Cleveland's southern tour. A full year of Harper's Weekly is not readily found, and this particular issue is exceptional in the range of illustrated material.

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        The Coleoptera of the British Islands: A Descriptive Account of the Families, Genera, and Species Indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with Notes as to Localities, Habitats, etc.

      London: Reeve, 1887-1891. 180 hand col. Hardback. 5 vols, roy. 8vo. Ex-lib set. Vol. 1 in original publishers cloth, remaining vols, half leather, worn, and cracked. Vol 1, rebacked, 34 pages of text provided in sympathetic facsimile. Some loss to spine of vol.4. Vol. 5 front board detached. Set is internally clean, with all plates present. A working set of this rare and important work. The rare illustrated, large paper edition. Nissen ZBI 1415.

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        Sur les talus

      L. Vanier. First edition of 51 numbered copies, initialed by the author on Whatman paper. Modern pastiche Bradel binding of paper boards by T. Boichot, black morocco title piece, covers preserved.With an original frontispiece lithograph by Paul Signac.Worming to covers, a little foxing. Rare. L. Vanier Paris 1887 15x23cm relié

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        La photographie astronomique à l'Observatoire de Paris et la carte du ciel.

      Paris, Gauthier-Villars, 1887. ____ Première édition. Elle est illustrée par 7 planches hors-texte : 4 sont des photographies originales collées. Les photos des frères Henry montrent la Lune, l'amas d'Hercule, Jupiter et Saturne. Des images que l'on n'avait encore jamais vues avec autant de détails. Envoi manuscrit de l'auteur : "A Monsieur H. de Lacaze-Duthiers, membre de l'Institut, souvenirs bien affectueux, E. Mouchez." Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers (1821-1901) était professeur de zoologie et membre de l'Académie des Sciences. Ernest Mouchez était entré à l'Académie des Sciences en 1875. En 1878, il fut nommé directeur de l'Observatoire de Paris. ***** First edition. Illustrated by 7 plates : 4 are photographs by Prosper and Paul Henry. "Two young astronomers at the Paris observatory, the brothers Prosper and Paul Henry, both of whom were also talented opticians, had just completed an astrograph and Mouchez had it adopted for this gigantic undertaking [to produce photographically a large scale general map of heavens], which took more than fifty years." DSB 9, 551. INSCRIBED by the author to Henri de Lacaze-Duthiers, zoologist and one of his colleagues at the Academie des Sciences. In-12. [190 x 125 mm] Collation : 107 pp., 7 planches h.-t. dont une dépliante. Broché, couverture imprimée.

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        Souvenirs de quarante ans

      Nouvelle revue. First Edition. Binders half percaline sienna, flat spines decorated with a golden jewel, golden tails in double nets, spare shagreen as nutty with traces of friction plates marbled paper, binders of the time. Rare autograph dedication signed by the author "to my worthy friend Mr Abbe Sabatier". A description tag Shopping glued the head of a guard. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Nouvelle revue Paris 1887 15,5x24,5cm 2 volumes reliés

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        China. No. 2 (1887). Despatch from Her Majesty's Minister at Peking, Forwarding a Report by Mr. H. E. Fulford, Student Interpreter in the China Consular Service, of a Journey in Manchuria.

      London. Harrison and Sons. June1887. Large colour folding map of Manchuria, 20pp, original wrappers, some foxing, quarto. This Report was submitted by H.E. Fulford (later Consul-General, 18 60 -1929) then a young student interpreter, who had been authorized to make a journey through Manchuria and requested to pay special attention to certain subjects, including the cultivation of native opium. As shown on the map attached to the report, his travels from May to December 1886 were extensive, ranging from north to south and east to west and taking in much of the then insufficiently known country. Though not directly stated, he made the journey in the company of H. E.M. James, a senior officer of the Indian Civil Service and author of "The Long White Mountain, A Journey in Manchuria" (London, 1888) who, with Captain F.J. Younghusband of the British Army in India, had wished to travel in China. Fulford had been authorized to join them, since he could speak and write Chinese.Fulford encountered Russian officials along the northern frontier, and many Korean immigrants in the south. He found that the Manchu government and its soldiery (all Manchu Bannermen) was ineffective in some areas, to the point where, from necessity, a Chinese Hunters Guild had been formed to administer a large forest tract that was otherwise without law and order, and that Chinese officials were being introduced to manage the large number of Chinese immigrants who formed the bulk of the population. Opium cultivation was proceeding in the face of the ineffectual proclamations he saw in various places, and was clearly well-established. He pays some attention to trade and industry, noting the resources and products of the country.Fulford's report was considered to be of value by the British Minister to China, who besides sending it to London, had also forwarded the sections on opium to the Viceroy of India. It should be read in conjunction with James' book which, by reason of its length, would have more to say on this and other subjects covered in the report. As it happened, Younghusband too (later Sir Francis) would provide a short but useful account of their Manchurian travels in his book, The Heart of a Continent (London, 1896). He includes an interesting photograph of the three travelers who seem to have been well suited to each other on this lengthy, and sometimes arduous, journey. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 142939).

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        The Western Avernus


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        Zwischen Menschen, Häusern und Hunden. Lithographie auf chamoisfarbenem Vélin.

      Unten rechts in Blei signiert und datiert, unten links als ?Probedruck? bezeichnet. - Probedruck für die Mappe ?Chimären?, die acht Lithographien von Gleichmann umfaßt. Sie erschien in hundert Exemplaren als X. Mappe der Galerie Flechtheim. - An den dadaistischen George Grosz erinnernde Straßenszene. - Der im Ersten Weltkrieg verwundete Otto Gleichmann (1887-1963) wurde 1918 Mitglied der Hannoverschen Sezession, welcher auch Kurt Schwitters angehörte. Er galt als Einzelgänger des deutschen Expressionismus. Von den Nazis erhielt er Ausstellungsverbot und wurde auf der Ausstellung ?Entartete Kunst? gezeigt. - Ränder gering knickspurig, guter Zustand. - Unter Passepartout. - Vgl. Vollmer II, 257.

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      Charpentier & Cie. Edition on paper for each of the current volumes. "Bradel" binding half percaline olive corners smooth back, and double dates gilt queues in parts of title shagreen navy boards marbled paper wrappers preserved and bound in, binders of the time. Precious and warm autograph dedication of the authors autograph signed by Edmond de Goncourt, on each volume to his friend Leon Hennique, he will make his testamentary executor and collégataire with Alphonse Daudet. Principal founder of the Goncourt Academy Hennique welcome home the first meetings and assume the presidency for 6 years. Rare and beautiful set, in uniform contemporary binding enriched important autographs shipments Leon Hennique, initiator of "Soirees de Medan" and one of "ten men of letters of talent" that will form the " Attic "Goncourt, the first academy. provenance: from the library of Leon Hennique with his bookplate engraved by summer after a drawing by Léon Glaize, pasted on the back of the first flat binding of the first volume, --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Charpentier & Cie Paris 1887-1896 12x19cm 9 volumes reliés

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        The Coleoptera of the British Islands: A Descriptive Account of the Families, Genera, and Species Indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with Notes as to Localities, Habitats, etc.

      London: Reeve, 1887-1913. 6 vols, 200 hand col + 5 plain plates. Hardback. 6 vols, roy. 8vo, orig. cloth, gt. Some foxing, particularly to start and end of each volume, affecting the final few plates in some volumes. A very good set. The rare illustrated, large paper edition. Vol. 6 (Supplement) written in collaboration with H. Donisthorpe. Nissen ZBI 1415.

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        Six Years of a Tramps Life in South Africa


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        The Lottery Ticket. A Tale of Tellemarken.

      London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle, and Rivington, 1887. First English Edition. 8vo. Bound in publisher's brown cloth, with blind tooling to boards to suggest half leather binding, gilt titles to spine and further leather-effect blind tooling, with former price, "7/6", tooled on back board. With thirty seven illustrations, including frontispiece. Binding is in good condition, except for slight stain to spine, and small chip at top corner of front hinge. Text is completely clean, and illustrations crisp and clear. Includes thirty-seven illustrations as per the list of illustrations, rather than thirty-eight as announced by the title page.

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        Nord contre sud

      Edition Hetzel. Edition illustrated with 85 drawings by Bennett and a map of the world end of the book. Catalog ultimately DS.Editor of brown cardboard with two elephants to the range, signed Souze and connected by Lenègre. Dos type D, second n-type dish. Caps, slightly rubbed edges. Raures few thin on the second dish. A slot of 4 cm to the guards. Pale scattered spots.Beautiful specimen, rare in that color.Adventure story set during the Civil War in the United States; the work marks a return for the author to adventure after several science fiction novels. Edition Hetzel Paris 1887 Grd. in 8 (17x28cm) relié

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        Die österreichisch-ungarische Monarchie in Wort und Bild. Auf Anregung und unter Mitwirkung weiland Seiner kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit des durchlauchtigsten Kronprinzen Erzherzog Rudolf begonnen, fortgesetzt unter dem Protectorate Ihrer kaiserl. und königl. Hoheit der durchlauchtigsten Frau Kronprinzessin-Witwe Erzherzogin Stephanie.

      Wien, k.k Hof- u. Staatsdruckerei, ca. 1887-1894. 24 Bde. Pag. OHld. Schöne Expl., leicht stockfleckig, leichte Gbrsp. Versand D: 7,00 EUR Austriaca; Geschichte

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      Librairie Conquet. First edition, illustrated with a portrait and fine prints ten Adrien Moreau (eight inset) engraved by A. Lamothe. 500 copies, numbered 160, 349 on a piece of paper Velin the marsh. The first 150 copies are on Grand Velin or Japan. Half morocco brown ice age wedge signed David. Back to nerves nicely decorated, date tail. Blankets oranges preserved. End of the book was connected prospectus including etching and a page of text. On the half-title and portrait, foxing, perfectly fresh copy thereafter. Carteret IV-178 "and listed estimated Publication". --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information! Librairie Conquet Paris 1887 In 8 (14,5x21,5cm) relié

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        The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.

      London: John Murray, 1887. Eight volumes, octavo, single portrait frontispiece, 14 maps (12 folding and 5 coloured); understated half brown morocco, gilt spine with raised bands. A most attractive set of Gibbon's opus, first published in 1776 and here re-issued with notes by Dean Milman, M. Guizot and William Smith. The first volume includes a portrait frontispiece of Gibbon by Sir Joshua Reynolds. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire remains an intriguing work; although in some respects superseded by the following century of (primarily German) classical scholarship, Gibbon style is fresh and intriguing, and the historiographical questions he raises are effectively timeless.

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        Le Horla

      Paul Ollendorff. First edition, one of 40 numbered copies on Hollande paper, the only large paper copies.Elegant purple half morocco over marbled paper boards by Goy & Vilaine, spine in six compartments, marbled endpapers and pastedowns, covers and spine preserved, top edge gilt.Endpapers uniformly faded.A good and rare copy in a handsome binding.   Paul Ollendorff Paris 1887 12,5x18,5cm relié

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        Rapport van de ingenieurs der 2de klasse van de marine H. Cop en J.S. van Veen, betreffende hunne reis door Engeland tot het bezoeken van eenige marine- en particuliere etablissementen van scheepsbouw in 1885. [Amsterdam and Hellevoetsluis, December 1885]. Small folio (33.5 x 21.5 cm). With 5 numbered lithographed folding plates showing plans of ships, the first a very large lithographed plan of the Japanese cruiser "Naniwa-Kan" built by the firm Armstrong, Mitchell & Co (on 2 sheets, measuring ca. 32 x 135 cm as assembled). Original half black cloth, printed paper sides with the printed letter "F.", word "Geheim" (secret) and "No." with a stamped "8" (apparently meaning this is copy number 8 of a very small press-run).

      - NCC (1 copy); WorldCat (same copy); not in Cat. NHSM. Second copy located of a report by the two marine engineers Cop and Van Veen, on their trip inspecting various types of cruisers at the marine department of the International Inventions Exhibitions at London, and various shipyards including that of the well-known Newcastle-based firm Armstrong, Mitchell & Co. An introduction to the trip is followed by more information on cruiser ships in general and detailed information on various types of cruiser and individual cruisers, including the Japanese cruisers "Naniwa-Kan" and "Takachiho-Kan" and the torpedo cruisers "Scout" and "Fearless".The trip and its report was made by the marine engineer H. Cop, who was to be appointed professor of naval architecture at the Polytechnic School in Delft in 1887, and the marine engineer Jacobus Simon van Veen (1859-1935), who published several technical works and wrote more polemical articles on naval policy.This copy comes from the "Bureau van den Inspecteur o.d. stoomvaartdienst" (office of the inspector for steamshipping). Text with some minor foxing. Very good copy.

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        New of Pom and Song The English and Japanese. è‹±å’Œå ¾è æ–°ä½"é‹å‹•æŒ [Eiwa Taiyaku Shintai Undoka].

      - Tokyo, 1887 [Meiji 20]. Small octavo publisher's illustrated wrapper; [2],32,[2]pp. A bit used, rather good copy for such a vulnerable thing. A christmas gift inscription on the front to 'Father' dated Dec 16, 1887. A pioneering Japanese foray into English poetry and poetry in English which I can't find anywhere but the National Diet Library. Elsewhere I found two references to this. One is Basil Chamberlain's 'Things Japanese', the other 'Japan for a Week' by Alexander M. Thompson who clearly never saw this booklet but, misreading Chamberlain, requotes a poem from 'Things Japanese' which isn't in this. Chamberlain, in the chapter 'English as She is Japped' quotes two poems without explicitly stating they are from this; they aren't. Did he see the book? What is here is a mix of what seem to be poems by English and Japanese writers, things that are more aphorisms and morals than poems and an intriguing excerpt from Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade. This isn't a production for western tourists or export of the pretty sort that became popular through the 1890's. This is a modest first step of the Japanese setting out - as they did with all things western - to learn, encompass and digest a new form.

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      , 1887. 1887. Boston: Roberts Brothers, 1887. Original bright red cloth decorated in brown. First Edition of Hearn's second book -- but his first book of "original" work (since his earliest, STRAY LEAVES FROM STRAY LITERATURE (1884), was a collection of folk tales he had "reconstructed"). This volume presents as a similar volume -- half a dozen supernatural tales from the Far East -- but is in fact from Hearn's own imagination. Written while a resident of New Orleans, SOME CHINESE GHOSTS is "a series of brilliantly polished but static sketches" [K&H] that had first appeared in Harper's Magazine. After this book was published, Hearn accused Roberts Bros. of robbing him of royalties, and the book (save a few hundred copies already sold) and printing plates were destroyed. It was not until 1890 that Hearn left for Japan, where he would settle, become a Japanese citizen, marry, and ultimately be appointed chair of English Literature at the Imperial University of Tokyo.~This copy is in bright red cloth, one of several colors used without priority; the endpapers are decorated with a pattern of leaves and flowers in olive brown, again one of several used without priority. It is in remarkably fine, bright condition -- essentially as new. Blanck 7916; Bleiler 787. Housed in a cloth slipcase, this copy bears the small leather "Blairhame" bookplate of the noted collector Mrs. J. Insley Blair.

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        Vom Hirn und Rückenmark.Mainz, P.A. Winkopp & Komp. (colophon: printed by Johann Joseph Alef), 1788. Small 8vo (15.5 x 9.5 cm). Near contemporary boards.

      - August Hirsch, Biogr. Lexikon . Aerzte (1887), pp. 453-455; cf. VD18 (1792 ed.). First edition of one of the rare early anatomical works of one of the most important German anatomists, later also known for his introduction of vaccinations against smallpox soon after Jenner's 1798 publications on the subject, his work on fossils and sunspots, and his 1809 invention of an electrical telegraph. The present work discusses the anatomy of the human brain and spinal chord, carrying on from the author's doctoral thesis a decade earlier on the neural organization of the brain. In very good condition. The backstrip is slightly damaged, but the binding remains good.

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        Around the World on a Bicycle, From San Francisco to Teheran, From Teheran to Yokohama [2 volumes]

      Published by Sampson Lowe, Marston, Searle, & Rivington 18871888, London - , volume 1 with xviii, 547 pages, volume 2 with x, 477 pages, both illustrated with frontispieces (which is in colour in volume 1), along with 178 (109 + 69) black and white illustrations across the 2 volumes, First Editions , wear to head and tail of spine and corners of boards in both volumes, small piece chipped from head of spine in first volume, foxing throughout both volumes, overall a nice set in good condition , half morocco and stippled green cloth, gilt stamp on front of new south wales library of parliament, 5 slghtly raised bands on spine, gilt titles and floral decoration in compartments, all page edges and endpapers marbeld , octavo, 22.5 x 14.5 cms Hardback ISBN: [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        John Wisden's Cricketers' Almanack for 1887 - 1887 Original Paperback Wisden, Facs Spine

      1887. Hi, This lot is an Original 1887 Wisden Paperback with facsimile spine, It is extra special as a presentation copy from Charles F Pardon to future editor CJ Caine. At the top of the front cover it states ""C.J.Caine - with C.F.Ps Kind Regards"" This is in Very Good condition too, the front cover is very nice with a touch up to the far corners inside the book, the rear cover is excellent and the spine expertly made. Internally excellent. Very white pages. A treat.

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        Le Cento Città D'Italia - Completa 1887/1902

      1887-1902. Le cento città d'Italia. Completa 192 fascicoli dal gennaio 1887 al dicembre 1902 In due volumi Legatura coeva in mezza tela Perfette condizioni . Molte illustrazioni: incisioni Tipografiche

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        Der schreitende Tod. Bronzeguss.

       11 x 15 cm auf Holzplatte (15 x 20 cm) montiert, Tadell. Im Guss links unten monogrammiert. Mit grosser Wahrscheinlichkeit ein Unikat. - Georg Curt Bauch (1887-1967) besuchte die Kunstgewerbeschule und lernte unter anderem bei Hugo Spieler. Von 1910 bis 1914 studierte er an der Kunstakademie in Dresden. Er war Schüler von Richard Müller. aber auch von Robert Diez. unter dessen Ägide er im Meisteratelier für Plastik der Kunstakademie Studien betrieb. Während des Studiums wurde er mehrfach ausgezeichnet; im Jahr 1914 erhielt er den renommierten Rom-Preis. Bauch ließ sich nach Reisen durch Italien. Frankreich und Dänemark 1917 in Loschwitz nieder. wo er bis 1929 ein Atelier besaß. Im Jahr 1929 zog er nach Locarno um. wo er bis 1936 lebte. In Dresden durfte er wegen seiner Ablehnung des NS-Regimes nicht bleiben. zog 1939 nach Lottstetten und versuchte 1943. vor den Nationalsozialisten in die Schweiz zu flüchten. Dabei wurde er schwer verletzt. Er lebte mit seiner Familie 1944 in Brione und war in der Schweiz als Bildnismaler und Bildhauer für Bildnisbüsten und Tierplastiken tätig. Sein Dresdner Atelier wurde 1945 zerstört; zahlreiche Werke Bauchs gingen dabei verloren. Bauch erkrankte im Alter schwer und lebte zuletzte als Witwer bei seiner Tochter in Brione. wo er 1967 verstarb. Er wurde auf dem Brioner Friedhof beigesetzt. Versand D: 20,00 EUR Totentanz Skulpturen nach 1945

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        Aucassin & Nicolette, A Love Story: Edited in Old French, and Rendered in Moden English, (With Introduction, Glossary, etc.) by F.W. Bourdillon, M.A.

      - Kegan Paul, Trench & Co., London 1887. Printed by C. Whittingham & Co at the Chiswick Press. Large paper copy. 8vo (16,5x10,5 cm). LXXXII+245+(1) pages. Title printed in red and black. Binding by Alfred de Sauty (signed on front rurn-in) of red crushed morocco with gilt decorations on spine, boards and along inside edges (double gilt rules, framing the spine compartments). Gilt titling on spine. All edges gilt. Bookplate on front pastedown (Evelyn Byng) and signature (also EB) on front endpaper. Minimal brownspotting on a few pages. Slight wear to upper corners. Hinges professionally restored. * An attractive and elegant example on the outstanding talent and craft of the distinguished English bookbinder Alfred de Sauty (1870-1949). [Attributes: Signed Copy; Hard Cover]

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        The Coleoptera of the British Islands: A Descriptive Account of the Families, Genera, and Species Indigenous to Great Britain and Ireland, with Notes as to Localities, Habitats, etc.

      London: Reeve, 1887-1913. 6 vols, 200 hand col + 5 plain plates. . HB. 6 vols, roy. 8vo, orig. cloth, gt. Some foxing, particularly to start and end of each volume, affecting the final few plates in some volumes. A very good set.. The rare illustrated, large paper edition. Vol. 6 (Supplement) written in collaboration with H. Donisthorpe. Nissen ZBI 1415.William Weekes Fowler (1849-1923) was a British clergyman, naturalist, author, and collector. Horace Donisthorpe (1870 ?1951) was a myrmecologist and coleopterist, one of the greatest of British ant experts..

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        Leben des jungen Dominikus Savio. ,Zögling des Oratoriums des hl. Franz von Sales.

      Verlag-Anstalt vorm. G.J. Manz Regensburg 1887 Halbleinen Seiten 192 Format 10*15 altersbedingt guter Zustand, angegilbt, Seiten teilweise mit leichten Flecken Versand D: 5,00 EUR

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        Die Grundlagen der Karl Marx'schen Kritik der bestehenden Volkswirtschaft.

      Verlag d. Laupp. Buchhandlung 1887 - [Attributes: Hard Cover]

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        Untersuchungen ueber die Ausbreitung der elektrischen Kraft.

      Starke Gebrsp. Umschlag lose u. beschädigt, Rücken fehlt. Papierbedingt gebräunt u. am Rand etwas brüchig. Buchblock mehrfach gebrochen, Lagen lose. Name auf Umschlag. Wenige Anstreichungen. - Hertz konnte 1887 nachweisen, daß elektrische Wellen durch den Raum gesendet werden können und bestätigte damit Maxwells elektromagnetische Lichttheorie, die Grundlage der drahtlosen Telegraphie. Erste Buchausgabe der von Hertz in den "Annalen der Physik und Chemie" veröffentlichten Arbeiten. Selten.

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        Almanach pour l'année 1888

      petit , (24)pp. Paris, Hachette, s.d. [circa 1887], in-12, petit , (24)pp, cartonnage de l'éditeur imprimé en couleurs, dos en toile saumon, Première édition de ce petit almanach de l'illustratrice anglaise de livre pour enfants, Kate Greenaway. Celle-ci réalisa, pour les années 1883-1894, une série d'almanach, imprimée à Londres sur les presses d'Edmund Evans et diffusée conjointement, en anglais et en français, en Angleterre et en France. Pour l'année 1888, Greenaway propose des dessins de jeunes personnes sur des arrière-plans tissés de fleurs. Bon exemplaire

      [Bookseller: Librairie Alain Brieux]
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